White-edged Rockbrown – Wadi Grosbeak

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White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis a large butterfly with its prominent white borders. The species is found from the Western Himalayas to Eastern Turkey and in Oman. The normal habitat is rough hillsides with shrubs and grass.

Here the butterflies spend much of their time sitting on rocks or on the bare ground; when disturbed they fly off at great speed but settle again quite soon.

During the hottest hours of the day they seek out the shade of caves or overhanging rocks and several specimens may then congregate.

White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis
White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis
White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis
White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis
White-edged Rockbrown Hipparchia parisatisis

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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M Leybra
M Leybra

Understated classiness. Wikipedia has a striking photo but not much else. Does Hipparchia parisatisis dine on anything?